Motion to Take Note (2nd Day)
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill
Lord Tyler (Liberal Democrat)
I hope the noble Lord will now read the Joint Committee report, because there are specific recommendations in it that do not concur with his conclusions.
The second issue is the media myth that somehow or other the public are completely opposed to any reform of your Lordships' House. I draw particular attention to paragraph 17 of the report and the footnote. The 2010 British Social Attitudes Survey shows that 59 per cent are in support of wholly or partly elected Members and 22 per cent are in favour of abolition-completely sweeping the House of Lords away and having a unicameral system. That is the real danger. Only 6 per cent wish to continue as a wholly appointed House. That is endorsed by the January 2012 YouGov poll, where 71 per cent support wholly or partly elected Members and 10 per cent support wholly appointed Members. Last week, two more polls showed insignificant figures for a wholly appointed House. Those who-